Mrs. Gerrity's 2nd Grade Class

Upcoming Events

May 13 - Science to Go
May 17 - Family Fun Night
May 22 - 2nd Grade Concert
May 27 - NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)



  • Monday: PE (Child should wear closed-toe shoes.)
  • Tuesday: Music
  • Wednesday: Library
  • Thursday: PE (Child should wear closed-toed shoes.)
  • Friday: Music

Updates from Room 15
  • June 24

    Hello Families, Here we go – winding down our school year! We had a wonderful celebration on Friday, thanks to the many parent volunteers. We had fantastic craft projects, yummy ice cream sundaes, and a little awards ceremony for the students. ...
    • 24 Jun 2019
  • June 10 - 14

    Dear Families, It was wonderful to see so many dads and special friends this morning at Donuts with Dad! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to come. I know some dads couldn’t make it, and the children seemed to understand. The...
    • 14 Jun 2019
  • June 3 - 7

    Dear Families, June is always a busy time of year, and our second grade class is no exception! Your children are working hard academically, and we have a lot of special activities happening too. Here is a quick recap of what we have been up to. In sc...
    • 7 Jun 2019
  • May 20 - 24

    Dear Families, We have had a very exciting week! It was great to see so many of you at our 2nd Grade Concert, and then at the Open House in our classroom. The children love showing you their world; and sharing their work and activities. Thank you for...
    • 24 May 2019
  • May 13-17

    Dear Families, We had a very busy week! We learned about seeds and plants, the plant life cycle, and pollination. We also planted our own plant. We started writing non-fiction books, including a Table of Contents. We completed the “money”...
    • 17 May 2019
  • April 29 - May 3

    Dear Families, We had a wonderful week, with a very special Friday. On Monday we released our butterflies, and enjoyed being outside in beautiful sunny weather. We also got to see J’s STEM project – a robotic arm that he controlled with a...
    • 3 May 2019
  • April 15 - 19

    Dear Families, It’s hard to believe we have only been back in school for a week! We had a packed week with a lot of special activities. We continued our work on writing opinion pieces. This week we worked on writing a compelling introduction an...
    • 19 Apr 2019
  • April 1 - 5

    Dear Families, We have had quite a week! Your children have worked hard, had some fun, and are definitely ready for spring break. Unfortunately two children went home today with fevers, so I’m hoping they feel better soon, and that no others f...
    • 5 Apr 2019
  • March 18 - 22

    Dear Families, We have had a productive week, and your children have worked really hard! We had our math assessment on Wednesday, finished publishing our “gripping fiction” stories on Thursday, and worked hard on our businesses for Main S...
    • 22 Mar 2019
  • March 11 - 15

    Hello Families, I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and those who have been sick are feeling much better. We have been cleaning our desks at school, and I just scrubbed down the computers, so hopefully the flu germs are gone! Here is a quick update...
    • 16 Mar 2019
  • March 4 - 8

    Dear Families, I hope you have enjoyed this sunny weekend! Here is a quick update from last week. We did the CogAT testing at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Each day consisted of three, 10 minute tests, and we took a quick break to st...
    • 11 Mar 2019
  • February 4 - 8

    Dear Families, I hope you all made it home safely last night, and have been able to enjoy the snow today! Even leaving at 2:15, it took me over 3 hours to get to my home on Cougar Mountain! I can only imagine the commute later in the day. I'm su...
    • 4 Mar 2019
  • February 25 - March 1

    Dear Families, We’re back! It’s so nice to be back in our weekly routine. Your children are settling in nicely. This week we worked on writing “gripping” fiction stories, by using powerful words and metaphors. In phonics we le...
    • 4 Mar 2019
  • January 22 - 25

    Dear Families, I hope you are enjoying your weekend! We had a great week, and some special events too. We finished our Martin Luther King Jr. lesson, and the children wrote about their dream for the world. We learned about our government, a...
    • 27 Jan 2019
  • January 14 - 18

    Dear Families, I has been quite a week! Your children worked hard and the testing went well. They had a lot of energy to run off this afternoon, so they may be tired this evening.  We finished Math Module 4 this week. (The final assessment will...
    • 18 Jan 2019
  • January 7 - 11

    Dear Families, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and enjoying our spectacular weather! I have just a few updates for you, and will be sending a separate email about second grade testing, which begins on Tuesday. This past week we worked hard...
    • 13 Jan 2019
  • Week of January 2 - 4

    Hello Families, We had a good first week back from break! It was short, but we accomplished a lot. Your children are doing really well in math, and are starting to “group 10’s” mentally as they solve two and three-digit numbers. We ...
    • 7 Jan 2019
  • December 10 - 14

    Dear Families, We have had a fun and busy week. We started vertical subtraction and finished our Lab Reports. We studied texts for personal connections and main ideas, and had great discussions about our read-aloud story Holly and Ivy. Miss Joanne ca...
    • 14 Dec 2018
  • December 3 - 7

    Dear Families,   It was so wonderful to meet with all of you this week! I was able to meet with parent(s) for each of my 25 students – which rarely happens. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule for this important conversatio...
    • 7 Dec 2018
  • November 26 - 30

    Dear Families, Your children worked very hard this week! We started our new writing unit, which is Lab Reports. We are doing experiments with cars and ramps, and measuring distance traveled. Everyone loves the hands-on aspect of these experiments! Th...
    • 30 Nov 2018
  • November 26 - 30

    Dear Families,   I hope you are all looking forward to a relaxing 4-day weekend! Your children are very excited, and can hardly contain themselves.   I am thankful for your wonderful children, and all of you who support me in my role as y...
    • 21 Nov 2018
  • November 12 - 16

    Dear Families, Your children worked very hard this week! You will find a lot of finished work in their folders, as well as the new homework packet. Please take a look and empty the folder. Thank you! This week we read non-fiction stories and focused ...
    • 16 Nov 2018
  • November 5 - 9

    Dear Families, We’ve had a great week! We read the book Interrupting Chicken on Monday, and worked on not interrupting as our skill this week. The children made great progress, and I know some of you practiced at home too.  Thank you! In ...
    • 16 Nov 2018
  • Week of October 29 - November 2

    Dear Families, This has been a very exciting week for students with all the special activities. Energy levels have been very high, so hopefully everyone will get to wind down and relax a bit this weekend. This week we worked on our spelling words, ...
    • 2 Nov 2018
  • Week of October 15 - 19

    Dear Families, We had a busy week with many parent helpers. (Thank you!) We worked on adding details to our writing and making our sentences more interesting. We continue to work on grammar and re-reading our writing, even when we think we are done. ...
    • 19 Oct 2018
Upcoming Events

May 13: Science-to-Go: Wetlands

May 17: Family Fun Night

May 22: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (9:30 am)

May 27: No school - Memorial Day